[ puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik ]
/ pəˈroʊ tɪk, -ˈrɒt ɪk /
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
situated about or near the ear.
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Words nearby parotic
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Example sentences from the Web for parotic
The cranium is strongly ossified, and there are no parotic processes or interparietal foramen.
Neither parotic processes nor an interparietal foramen occur.
Parotidī′tis, Parotī′tis, inflammation of the parotic gland.
British Dictionary definitions for parotic
/ (pəˈrɒtɪk) /
situated near the ear
Word Origin for parotic
C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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Medical definitions for parotic
[ pə-rŏt′ĭk ]
Near or beside the ear.
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